James Brown Live in Dublin C1990

I shot this image of James Brown about 20 years ago in The Point Depot.

I used to do a lot of gigs on my trusty Nikon FM2, using either Kodak Tri-X, or the new kid on the block, Kodak T-Max.
This was shot on T-Max @ 3200 iso, and I just love the grain.

Posted in Pictorial, Portraits

Killary Harbour




























Day or night?

I shot this image of Killary Harbour 20 years ago on a classic camera, The Hasselblad SWC for The Visitor magazine, I think it was a double page spread and it looked the business.

It was shot into full sun, but interestingly, it looks similar to some previous posts which were Moonlit.

Posted in Landscapes

Coliemore Harbour




















This is Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey, County Dublin.
The island in the distance is Dalkey Island which is a fascinating place with it’s church ruins, Martello tower and gun battery.

I was awarded a Silver IPPA award for this image, in the landscape category.

Posted in Landscapes

The Muglins


























I just adore this image myself.
It’s a slightly stronger composition without the boat but I love the idea of the collision! The island is in Dalkey, known as The Muglins, the lighthouse is 130years old.

I was awarded a bronze IPPA award for this image, in the landscape category.

Posted in Landscapes

Misty Morning Obelisk

















I shot this early one misty morning, into full sun, which was hidden behind the Obelisk.

The Obelisk is located on Killiney hill, County Dublin.I exposed for the shadows, as I love silhouettes.
A small bit of post-processing in Adobe bridge really helped bring it to life.
What really made it special for me, was waiting for someone to give it a bit of scale, Due to the dense mist, Mick the local groundsman was unaware I was even there.

I was awarded a silver IPPA award for this image, in the landscape category.

Posted in Landscapes

Eamon Dunphy-Stuff the Bookies


Bonfire lights up inaugural NNI ‘Press Ad of the Month’ competition

Dublin-based agency Bonfire has won the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) ‘Press Ad of the Month’ competition for an eye-catching ad created on behalf of online betting firm Betfair.

Bonfire’s ‘Stuff the bookies’ ad, which features broadcaster Eamon Dunphy, was chosen as the winner of the April competition by judges Emmet Wright of Chemistry and David Sneddon of Mindshare.

‘Stuff the bookies’ was photographed by Terry McDonagh, written by Bonfire’s Ian Doherty, art directed by Sean Hynes and the media planner was Gemma Corbett of MediaVest.

I really enjoyed working with these guys, they were all great fun.

Posted in Advertising, Portraits

Red Lady Awaits Green Man


I was commissioned to photograph Dillingers restaurant in Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

The interiors speak for themselves www.dillingers.ie, but  it’s very difficult to get an interesting exterior, on a busy street, with an ugly pedestrian crossing.

So I spotted this lovely old lady approaching, and realized that her jacket matched the awning, as she stood there waiting impatiently, for the green man, I shot frantically, resulting in this wonderful composition.

I obtained a silver award for this image, from the IPPA. In the pictorial category.

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